Zverev defeats Djokovic 2-1 in the semifinal of ATP Finals; will face Medvedev in final

Djokovic made a great comeback in the game after losing the first set 7-6. The 4-6 clinching of the second set felt as if with momentum Djokovic will cease the game.

The hopes of another record thrashed for Djokovic as he loses the semifinal against Alexander Zverev on Saturday. The world number one was doing alright in the ATP final thus far. He had defeated Casper Ruud, Andrey Rublev, and Norrie in straight sets to reach the semifinals. Yet, he couldn’t find the groove required to reach the final by defeating the 24-year-old German.

Djokovic made a great comeback in the game after losing the first set 7-6. The 4-6 clinching of the second set sent a style statement that the Serbian was on the move and would maintain the momentum and win the third set as well. But fate and Zverev have other ideas.

The final set was a tipsy-topsy affair. Both the parties made several errors due to fatigue, and it kept changing the complexion of the game repeatedly. For starters, Djokovic was losing 3-1 after he lost the first service break of the match. 2 matches later; however, he seemed to have made a comeback as Zverev was struggling and looked tight. However, the young gun took charge of himself and the situation to take the lead to 5-2. Although Djokovic made a set return, it was just not enough, and he lost the year’s final tournament with a margin of 6-3.

This loss kept Djokovic from achieving two things. One was a personal milestone of winning a sixth title of the season, which tied him with Federer for a record haul. And the other was a rematch with Daniil Medvedev, who defeated Djokovic 3-0 in US Open to win the men’s final earlier this year. As things stand, Djokovic will still end the year as the number 1 ranked Tennis player.

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